'''''Acorn User''''' magazine was founded by Acorn Computers
in 1982, contract-published by Addison-Wesley, to coincide with the launch of the BBC Micro
. It covered the range of Acorn home computers, the BBC Micro and Acorn Atom|Atom
at first and later the Acorn Electron|Electron
, Acorn Archimedes|Archimedes
and Risc PC
The first issue was dated July/August 1982. From the April 1984 issue, the magazine came under the control of Redwood Publishing
, a company recently founded by Michael Potter (a former publisher at Haymarket Publishing
), Christopher Ward (a former editor of the ''Daily Express
'' and a non-executive director of Acorn) and Chris Curry
(one of the founders of Acorn).
[[http://www.magforum.com/magpubs2.htm UK Magazine publishers (Reader's Digest to Reed to Ziff-Davis) on Magforum.com]]
In 1989, the name changed to ''BBC Acorn User'', reflecting the fact that the...